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North Andover


Town government

Open town meeting is usually on the first Monday night in May. Five-member board of selectmen and town manager form of government. Selectmen have three-year overlapping terms. Town offices, general information, 978-688-9510. Town Manager Mark Rees.

Paying taxes: For fiscal 2006 per $1,000 assessed valuation are residential, $11.14; commercial, industrial and personal property, $13.47.

In emergencies: 911, town ambulance.

Police department: Chief Richard Stanley, business, 978-683-3168.

Fire department: Chief William Dolan, business, 978-688-9590.

Voting: Town elections on the last Tuesday in March. Voters may register at the town clerk's office weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. People can register by mail or call the town clerk's office, which will send a form. Town Clerk Joyce Bradshaw, 978-688-9502. Passport services available in town clerk's office.

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Parking downtown: Municipal parking lot is located behind Town Hall, 120 Main St. Parking also along Main Street.

Green or open spaces: Harold Parker State Forest, off Route 114; Farnsworth Reservation, S. Bradford Street; Bruin Hill, Winter and Foster streets; Foster Farm, Foster Street; Ward Reservation, Prospect Road; Old Town Common, Massachusetts Avenue; Osgood Hill, Osgood Street; Weir Hill, Stevens Street; Rae's Farm, Great Pond Road; Mazurenko Farm, Bradford Street; Carter's Hill, Bradford Street; Stevens Coolidge Place, corner of Andover and Chestnut streets; Town Farm/Town Forest, Dale Street; Half-Mile Hill and Summit, Osgood Street; Carter Field reservation, Bradford Street; Boxford State Forest, Sharpner's Pond Road; Cyr Recycling & Recreation Center, Sharpner's Pond Road; Bay Circuit trail, within the Cyr Recycling & Recreation Center, Sharpner's Pond Road; Smolak Farm, corner of South Bradford and Dale streets; James Swamp & Reynolds Playground, corner of Johnson and Rea streets; Barker Farm, Bradford Street.

School fields located at North Andover High, 675 Chickering Road; North Andover Middle School, 495 Main St.; Atkinson School, 111 Phillips Brook Road.; Franklin School, 2 Cypress Terrace; Kittredge School, 601 Main St.; and Sargent School, 300 Abbott St.

Recreation: Recreation Department, 978-688-9547; North Andover Youth Services, 978-682-9000.

Finding day care: Child Care Circuit, 800-660-2868, a Massachusetts-based, private, nonprofit organization providing child care referrals, training and parent & provider services locally and nationwide, has a database of licensed day-care centers and camps in North Andover, including location, cost, contact and number of openings. No fees for child-care referrals.

For senior citizens: Senior Center, 120 Rear Main St., 978-688-9560, open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extensive social, educational, recreational, spiritual and health programming.

To register a dog: Bring or mail a rabies certificate to the town clerk's office in Town Hall, 120 Main St. Cost is $10, due annually by Jan. 1. The town has leash and "pooper scooper" laws.


Caritas Holy Family Hospital and Medical Center, 70 East St., Methuen, 978-687-0156.

Lawrence General Hospital, General Street, Lawrence, 978-683-4000.

Merrimack Valley Hospital, 140 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill, 978-374-2000.

Scouting: Girl Scouts, Spar and Spindle Council, North Andover, 978-689-8015. Boy Scouts, Yankee Clipper Council, Amesbury Road, Haverhill, 978-372-0591.

Library: Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., 978-688-9505. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday during the summer.

To report potholes: Highway Department, 978-685-0950 ,8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Volunteering for a town committee: Call Town Manager Mark Rees' office in Town Hall, 978-688-9510.

Veterans: For veterans' services, call Veteran's Service Officer Edward V. Mitchell, 978-688-3525, weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Recycling: Clear, brown and green glass; frosted No.1 and 2; plastic, nos. 1 through 7. Place steel "tin" cans and non-magnetic deposit & non-deposit cans bin for curbside pickup in a red recycling bin available at the Public Works Department, 384 Osgood St. The deposit for the bin is $3. Please rinse and remove lids on containers. Recycle newspapers with inserts, white office paper, junk mail and magazines, flat brown cardboard, telephone books. Please place these items in a paper bag or bundle them in newspaper-size stacks with string. Metal appliances are picked up on per-fee basis by appointment with DPW. Leaf pickup in the fall; Christmas trees, January. Recyclables may also be dropped off at DPW, 384 Osgood St., Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Used motor oil may be taken to the DPW the first and third Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is 50 cents a gallon. Leaves and yard waste may be taken to the Cyr Recycling Center on Sharpner's Pond Road on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., mid-April through mid-December, or until it snows. Information, 978-685-0950.


Public Schools:

North Andover Public Schools, 43 High St., Dr. Richard Bergeron, acting superintendent, 978-794-1503.

Integrated preschool (housed in Franklin Elementary), 2 Cypress Terrace, Principal Pamela Lathrop, 978-794-1990.

Atkinson Elementary, 111 Phillips Brook Road, Principal John McAleer, 978-794-0124.

Franklin Elementary, 2 Cypress Terrace, Principal Pamela Lathrop, 978-794-1990.

Kittredge Elementary, 601 Main St., Principal Nancy Jukins, 978-794-1688.

Thomson Elementary, 266 Waverly Road, Principal Kathy Kostan, 978-794-1545.

Annie L. Sargent Elementary, 300 Abbott St., Principal Beth Kline, 978-725-3673.

North Andover Middle, 495 Main St., Principal Joan McQuade, 978-794-1870.

North Andover High, 430 Osgood St., Principal Susan Nicholson, 978-794-1711.

Private Schools:

Brooks School, 1160 Great Pond Road, grades nine to 12; Headmaster Lawrence W. Becker, 978-686-6101.

St. Michael School, 80 Maple Ave., nursery through eighth grade, Principal Susan Reidy, 978-686-1862.

Meritor Academy, 860 Turnpike St., preschool through pre-kindergarten, Director Gina Kun, 978-794-0616.

Post-secondary: Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., Route 114, 978-683-7111.


Armenian: St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, 158 Main St.,978-685-5038. Rev. Vartan Kasabian. Divine Liturgy, Sunday, 9:15 a.m. during summer; 10 a.m. during the rest of the year. Bible studies, Thursday at 10 a.m. except during summer.

Baptist: First Calvary Baptist Church, 586 Massachusetts Ave., 978-685-1502. Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Richard E. Haley. Sunday morning worship, 10:30 a.m.; summer, 9:30 a.m. In the fall, Sunday school classes for all ages start at 9:15 a.m.

Catholic: St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 196 Main St., 978-686-4050. Rev. Paul T. Keyes, Rev. George G. Hogan and Rev. John W. Delaney, pastoral team ministry. Masses: Monday through Friday, 6:45 and 9 a.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30, 9, 10:30 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. A special Mass on Sunday at 9 a.m. for young families with children, all year.

Congregational: Trinitarian Congregational Church, 72 Elm St.,978-686-4445. Rev. Dr. Andrew M. Gilman. Sunday worship services and church school classes start at 10 a.m. Summer Sunday service, 9:30 a.m.

Episcopal: St. Paul Episcopal Church, 396 Main St., 978-682-8952. Rev. Alexander S. Daley. Sunday services, 8:30 and 10 a.m.; summer Sunday service, 9 a.m.

Presbyterian/Orthodox: Merrimack Valley Presbyterian Church, Atkinson Elementary School at intersection of Phillips Brooks Road and Massachusetts Avenue, 978-794-0124. Rev. Daniel Korzep.

Unitarian/Universalist: North Parish of North Andover Unitarian Universalist, 190 Academy Road. Rev. Lee Bluemel, 978-687-7948. Sunday worship, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. during the school year. During summer EvenSong services only, Sunday, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday morning schedule resumes Sept. 11.

United Methodist: First United Methodist Church of North Andover, 57 Peters St., 978-682-5305. Sunday worship at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.; summer services at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Sunday school during summer for adults at 9 a.m.; children, 9:30 a.m. Rev. Barbara Herber.

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